Scott Weiss has been partnering with creative and passionate client teams across various sectors, industries, and communities. He helps in delivering strategic, impact-driven solutions and innovative solutions, to a wide variety of complex challenges. Some of his partners include Harvard University, The City of New York, The UJA-Federation, The United Nations, and the Skoll Foundation. In the webinar, Scott presented how human-centered design can solve systemic social challenges. You can watch the webinar here https://earlybirds.io/en/webinar_videos/12.
Six keynote speakers have been selected from Silicon Valley’s best and brightest, in addition to local innovation experts from Sydney. There is no better line-up of speakers willing to share their insight and expertise with participants. This program has been specially curated to help people get into the minds of the experts, sharing their lessons learned, their mindset and their innovation outlook. Attendees are not just expected to listen to session after session, but they need to get involved, ask questions and immerse themselves in the issues.
The company’s CEO and co-founder, Kris Poria says, “Finding innovators that can help a business does not always have to come from outside a company. We like to show businesses how they can look within their current staff and employees to come up with ideas and solutions as to how they can take their products or services to a much higher level or come up with creative new products and services. This often works because a company’s own personnel are the ones who are most familiar with a company’s products, services, and stated goals. Our platform teaches businesses how to encourage their employees to be that early adopter that a company needs to grow.”
The Early Birds platform also lets businesses list any Challenges that they may have in the marketplace, which in turn will allow Heads of Innovations and other Innovators to come up with and submit potential solutions. This method benefits both innovators and businesses; innovators can find inspiration to innovate and work on creative new solutions, and businesses can get tailor made solutions that fit their needs without having to dedicate too many of their resources to the effort.
Though machine learning as a concept has been around for decades, the recent jump in raw computing power has opened up brand new avenues for harnessing its capabilities. It has found use in a variety of industries such as manufacturing, personal electronics, transport, automation, security, and many more. The scientific literature surrounding machine learning and deep learning (a subset of machine learning) is being updated every single day as new discoveries unlock the potential for newer, previously unthinkable solutions and applications.
The Morrison Government is investing almost $1.2 billion in Australia’s digital future through the Digital Economy Strategy, as part of this year’s federal budget. The strategy outlines the policies and actions the Government is taking to grow Australia’s future as a modern and leading digital economy by 2030.
This is of primary importance because the recently released updated Emissions Projections data by the Federal Government of Australia has shown that Australia might not be on track to comply with its 2030 emissions reduction target of 26 to 28 percent emissions reduction. According to the data, greenhouse gas pollution levels are likely to continue to increase over the next decade.
The speakers at the Chief Innovation Officer Summit include: Anjali Saraf, Head of Enterprise Innovation at Twilio; Michael Vormittag, Head of Innovation & Partnerships at Mercedes-Benz; Natalie Silverstein, SVP and Head of Innovation at Collectively Inc.; Chloe Mackie, Chief Product Officer at Doozy; Heather James, Event Director at Innovation Alliance; Scott Weiss, Presidential Innovation Fellow at the White House; Tara Stevens, Head of Innovation & Growth at Just Group; Deepak Jose, Head of Business Strategy & Analytics at Mars; Markus Schreyer, SVP, The Americas & Business Innovation at Design Hotels; Ori Carmel, Chief Innovation Officer at Kings College London; and more.
In a typical business environment, an organisation may wish to develop a solution that will help them overcome a business challenge. However, the vast majority of organisations have finite resources to allocate to this type of problem-solving, and some challenges may even prove to be completely outside their area of expertise. Rather than see a project or an opportunity stagnate, EarlyBirds work with their customers to take a more proactive approach to solving strategic and operational business challenges.
Online platform EarlyBirds recently published an ebook that aims to explore how public sector organisations can meet the staggering requirements of citizens who live in an increasingly digital world. Their team believes that building a network of both experts as well as material resources can be mutually beneficial to such organisations, especially since they may otherwise be forced to redundantly solve the same problems. EarlyBirds is committed to developing a future where innovation is driven by open cooperation for the common good, and many public sector services play a crucial role in this future. Their eBook can be downloaded through their website.
Digital technology is not new to operations and maintenance. However, in recent years the rate and scope of change has skyrocketed due to disruptive technologies. Those in the industry face greater competition and users expect much more. As a result, many companies find they must recreate how they operate, service, and maintain equipment and manage facilities.
According to a recent CSIROScope blog post referencing the Australia’s Biosecurity Future report says “the system won’t cope with the increasing threat and complexity of disease, pest and weed incursions over the next decade. Growing levels of trade and travel, urbanisation, climate change, biodiversity loss, and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) are all creating new challenges. And our current biosecurity system isn’t designed to meet them”.